A wilderness hideaway located on the beautiful island of Moyo, part of Moyo Satonda National Park, Indonesia, this year Amanwana is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the resort will host its first Underwater Wellness Retreat between 15 – 21 June 2023. Guided by the visiting practitioners Becky Surassamee, Pete Pawit and Barry B., this multiday retreat promises an unforgettable experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of the pristine waters surrounding the resort.
This one-of-a-kind retreat at Amanwana provides an exclusive opportunity to embark on a journey of rejuvenation, harmony, and serenity. Engage in a range of activities carefully curated to enhance wellbeingfrom breathwork practice and underwater meditation to free diving and snorkelling, every moment is designed to connect with the healing energy of the ocean.
Offering flexibility for guests to experience the retreat in their own way, the three varying journeys cater to different preferences and durations of stay. The full seven-day ‘Transformative Underwater Wellness Journey’ allows ample time to explore the depths and embrace the transformative power of the ocean. For those seeking a shorter retreat, the halfway package offers a four-day exploration while the ‘Taste of Underwater Wellness Journey’ offers a single-day programme, allowing guests to dip their toes into this transformative experience.
With just 17 tents in total, visitors to Amanwana experience a true sense of seclusion, making it the perfect option for groups of friends or families to enjoy all to themselves. With jungle or sea views, light-filled interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living spaces, the tents offer a back-to-nature experience, in typical Aman style.
The Wellness Practitioners
With over 10 years’ experience teaching diving courses, Becky Surassamee is a PADI IDC staff diver and freediving instructor. To promote mental wellbeing, Becky uses meditation and mindfulness combined with freediving. She is also a conservation diver, volunteering for coral restoration projects and regularly leading dive teams for the maintenance of buoys and mooring lines. In addition, Becky is an underwater photographer and model who uses her photography to raise awareness about the beauty of the ocean, in support of conservation efforts. Becky has developed a keen eye for underwater photography and can safely shoot on a single breath-hold.
Pete Pawit – Underwater Photographer and Instructor
An acclaimed photographer and experienced free diver with PADI Advanced Free Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certification, Pete Pawit combines his passion for photography and mindfulness philosophy in his underwater meditation and sea life experience sessions. Pete will ensure safe underwater movements and activities for guests and also offers underwater photography, guiding guests to take pictures of marine life – creating cherished memories from their time at Amanwana.
While studying freediving and meditation philosophy, Barry discovered an interconnection between mind and body. A qualified PADI Advanced Freediver and with Rescue Diver certification Barry discovered true peace and serenity while freediving with marine life and now integrates these practices and guidance of others.